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ONGC gets its 1st woman Chief as Alka Mittal become interim chairman and MD | ONGC gets first woman chief, Alka Mittal becomes interim chairman and managing director

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ONGC gets first woman chief, Alka Mittal becomes interim chairman and managing director

Highlights

  • ONGC appoints Alka Mittal as interim chairman and managing director of the company
  • Became the first woman head of the country’s largest oil and gas producer
  • Alka Mittal will replace Subhash Kumar, who retired on December 31

New Delhi. State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has appointed Alka Mittal as the interim chairman and managing director of the company. With this, she has become the first woman head of the country’s largest oil and gas producer. Mittal will succeed Subhash Kumar, who retired on December 31, in the post. Mittal, a post graduate in economics and doctorate in commerce, became the first woman to be on the board of ONGC on November 27, 2018.

Mittal, 59, is the first woman to head an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), in an order issued on January 3, said, “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has given additional charge of the post of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of ONGC, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to Alka Mittal. The proposal for handing over has been approved.

“Alka Mittal shall continue to be the interim Chairman of ONGC for a period of six months with effect from January 1, 2022 or until further orders,” the order said. Nishi Vasudev was the first woman to head an oil company. He took over the reins of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) in 2014.

ONGC tweeted, “The Company’s Director (HR) Alka Mittal has been given the additional charge of CMD, ONGC. With this, she has become the first woman to take over as the head of the company.

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